Hannah’s birthplace of Yell, Shetland, together with Cornwall where she lived and studied for her degree, many visits to Crete and her current home in Norfolk, have strong influences on her work in terms of landscape, colour and subject matter.
My paintings often evolve through a process of working quite intuitively relying on memory, photographs or minimal sketches. This allows me to use paint in abstract ways, preferring to suggest or emphasize certain things, rather than literally describe them.
Sometimes I begin a painting by making random marks and completely covering the surface with colour, rubbing them out with a cloth and just enjoying the materials alone. Then I search for suggestions made by the paint. It can be like bringing a piece of history or an embedded memory to life, sometimes familiar but elusive at the same time. This way of working allows me to enjoy the challenges put before me and the surprise elements of forgotten experiences emerging from my sub-conscious.
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1963 Born, Yell, Shetland
1981-2 Norwich Art School, Foundation Course
1982-5 Falmouth Art School, Cornwall. B.A. Honours Painting
2001 PGCE course UEA, Norwich
2010/11/12/13 The Affordable Art Fair, Lena Boyle Fine Art, London
2010/11/12/13 Autumn Show, Josie Eastwood, Hampshire
2010/11/12/13 Christmas Exhibition,Josie Eastwood, Hampshire
2010/11/12 Christmas Exhibition, Lena Boyle, London
2011 “Soul-inside and out” Josie Eastwood, Hampshire
2013 “A Bit of a Do” The Mulberry Tree Gallery, Devon
Work continuously exhibited at:
Lena Boyle Fine Art, London,
Josie Eastwood Gallery, Hampshire
The Mulberry Tree Gallery, Devon
The Shetland gallery, Yell
Baron Art, Chapel Yard, Holt, Norfolk.
Paintings also in private collections in Britain and abroad.